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Crazy TN wants to execute mentally ill Billy Ray Irick [updated]

  Billy Ray Irick | Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Because no information about Mr. Irick’s psychotic symptoms just prior to the murder was ever investigated or presented at trial, the state’s psychiatric expert, Dr. Clifton Tennison, who … Continue reading

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American Mental Health Counselors Association speaks out on states’ refusing Medicaid Expansion.

State Data from “Dashed Hopes” Report AMHCA has provided detailed figures on how many people who have a serious mental illness, are in serious psychological distress, or have a substance use disorder are eligible for health insurance coverage through the … Continue reading

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Arizona promised that Tony Lester’s 23-minute, videotaped in-custody death won’t be in vain.

I am grateful to investigate reporter Wendy Halloran for giving Tony Lester’s preventable and painful death the attention it deserved, leading to a small cash settlement as well as an admission of guilt and a promise from the Arizona Department … Continue reading

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FBI files Color of Law suit over 2012 Rikers Island death.

Feds charge New York prison official with denying help to dying inmate — RT USA Terrence Pendergrass — a 49-year-old Rikers Island Department of Correction officer — was accused Monday afternoon of “deliberately ignoring the urgent medical needs” of an … Continue reading

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Horrifying news for Vets – TBI is punishable by death.

John Errol Ferguson, convicted mass murderer, executed in Fla. – Crimesider – CBS News The 65-year-old was convicted of killing eight people in South Florida in two separate incidents in the 1970’s. Ferguson made a brief final statement before 25 … Continue reading

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